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    Question Protect HTML pages or not


    Hello, I am having a question either to protect my HTML pages from being hijacked or not. I have seen many incidents that someone could copy and paste the HTML pages from one site, modified them and published the modified pages as their own.

    I have spent too much time on my website with hundreds of HTML pages and I just don't want my pages to be hijacked.

    I am thinking to use some kind of HTML protector program. I have seen many of them on the Internet.

    In contrast, if I protected my HTML pages (encrypt them), would search engine be able spider it? (considering encrypting the body section of pages only and leaving title, keywords intact). I also would like to disable copy and paste feature, print screen, etc.

    I have seen many credible websites with good information, do not have their pages encrypted.

    What are the pros and cons of protecting HTML pages?

    Thanks for reading this and I appreciate if you can provide your opinions about this.
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    if you encript the html search spiders will not be able to index your pages properly.

    you can report people who steal your site. right now some jerk
    (http://www.lvmwebdesign.co.uk/search...sussex_why.asp)
    has coppied a large part of my home page
    (http://www.search-marketing.info)
    as his own. i really don't worry about it that much though.

    if they do copy it you can report them to the search engines and tell their host.

    cloaking is a way to hide your source code, but good cloaking is not usually cheap
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    Any page that can be rendered by a browser can be hijacked. Protection methods will not stop someone who is dedicated.

    You can file DMCA complaints if you find someone highjacking your content.
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    No amount of security is worth being overlooked by the spiders. There is always a chance of your page being hijacked, but unless they use it in a completely different competitive realm, you will certainly find out about it and take the neccessary actions.
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    It's better not to protect html, when you do that, just make others harder to hijack your page, and if they really want, you can not prevent that
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    there's no real way to protect your pages.

    if they can view them, they can steal them.

    if someone steals them you do have options. try reporting them to their host.
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    This code will prevent causal copyright infringement:

    <script language="JavaScript">
    <!--
    function SymError()
    {
    return true;
    }
    window.onerror = SymError;
    var SymRealWinOpen = window.open;
    function SymWinOpen(url, name, attributes)
    {
    return (new Object());
    }
    window.open = SymWinOpen;
    //-->
    </script>
    <script language="JavaScript"> <!--
    // No rightclick script v.2.5
    // (c) 1998 barts1000
    // barts1000@aol.com
    // Don't delete this header!
    var message="Sorry, that function is disabled.\n\nContents & Graphics Copyright your name\nOur work is not Public Domain, and should NOT be taken from this site. You may however link to this page."; // Message for the alert box
    // Don't edit below!
    function click(e) {
    if (document.all) {
    if (event.button == 2) {
    alert(message);
    return false;
    }
    }
    if (document.layers) {
    if (e.which == 3) {
    alert(message);
    return false;
    }
    }
    }
    if (document.layers) {
    document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN);
    }
    document.onmousedown=click;
    // --> </script>

    Serious hijackers will however just view the source... Become familiar with the DMCA act of 1998. My lawyer has used it effectively to shut down serious offenders.
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    I wouldn't mind if someone copies my pages. Why? Because I submit my entire website for content and images to the Trademark office.

    It's easier to protect and prove that the content is yours and you can get $$$ for infrigement.

    I submit it every 2-3 monthes, because it changes often enough and I think there's a expiration or something after 3 monthes.

    Send the information to the hosting AND send a certified letter and it stops them VERY quickly.

    If it doesn't, we would escalate it to our lawyers and let them handle it.

    Other then this, there's no real way of protecting your website from people looking at the source. There's little tricks here and there to deter them, but it's definately not 100% fool-proof.
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    Originally Posted by kllrwlf
    I submit it every 2-3 monthes, because it changes often enough and I think there's a expiration or something after 3 monthes.
    If a copyright infringement occurrs within the first 90 days after you have submitted your TX form, you can recover dammages at the infringers expense.

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    Thanks all for your great feedbacks.

    Kllwlf, I am interested to trademark my website to the trademark office. How much does it cost? Where should I go to find that information?

    Thanks again for all the information. This forum is GREATTTTT :-D

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